Some knowledge of Relativistic Electrodynamics is desirable.
This course is a brief introduction to common concepts in classical field theory used throughout theoretical physics in cosmology, elementary particle and condensed matter physics.
Topics: • Symmetries and conservation laws • Spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons • Renormalization • Perturbation theory • Scattering
A basic understanding of the topics listed above, including the ability to do computations of the most important effects.
Mode of instruction
To be discussed with the students. Most likely, a written exam supplemented by other means of evaluation
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K. Huang: Quantum Field Theory: From Operators to Path Integrals, Wiley D. Tong’s Quantum Field Theory lecture notes P. van Baal: A course in Field Theory, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis 2013. W.L.G.A.M. van Neerven’s Quantum Field Theory lecture notes, reproduced with his permission. A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press 2003 S. Coleman, Aspects of Symmetry, Cambridge University Press 1985
Lecturer: Dr. S.P. Patil